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List of Bear Markets Grows as Global Stocks Erase $12 Trillion

  • Nasdaq 100 joined indexes in China, Europe in bear territory
  • $12 trillion in value wiped from MSCI AC World Index in 2022

As risks pile up for global equity markets -- from soaring inflation and central bank policy tightening to the economic fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine -- the list of indexes that have fallen into bear market territory is growing.

The technology-heavy Nasdaq 100 Index was the latest major gauge to enter a bear market on Monday. It joins a host of other major stock indexes around the world, from China’s CSI 300 to Germany’s DAX, that have dropped 20% or more from recent highs at some point this year. In total, the equity selloff has erased almost $12 trillion in value from global stocks -- measured using the MSCI All-Country World Index -- in 2022.